Idris Elba announces himself for Glastonbury 2014 set

Wire star headed to Worthy Farm this year

Idris Elba announces himself for Glastonbury 2014 set

Photographer: Claire ElshawVirtual Festivals on 03 April 2014

The 41-year-old is best known for his work in HBO series The Wire, BBC series Luther and for playing Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. However he also has a sideline in DJing, under the moniker DJ Big Driis (or Big Driis the Londoner).

He has three EP's to his name, the most recent 2010's 'High Class Problems Vol.1' and has played a number of high profile DJ slots, including V Festival and Creamfields in 2013, Ice House Lounge in Las Vegas and many of the biggest Ibiza clubs.


Announcing his Glastonbury appearance during a talk with Spotify at Ad Week, Elba also revealed that he is focusing on producing 'character albums'.

The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Warpaint, Lily Allen, Disclosure, Blondie, Dolly Parton and, Friday night headliners, Arcade Fire are the only acts officially confirmed for Glastonbury Festival this year. A full announcement is expected later this month.

Kasabian, Elbow, Prince and Foo Fighters are currently the bookmakers' favourites to take the two remaining headline slots at Glastonbury Festival 2014.

Tickets to Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time last year, beating the one hour and 40 minute sale period set in 2012. Anyone lucky enough to reserve their Glastonbury ticket in the general sale last year with a £50 deposit will need to pay the remainder of their balance, £160 plus £5 booking fee per ticket, in the first week of April 2014 (from 9am Tuesday 1 April - 23:59 Monday 7 April).

Registration re-opened for the Glastonbury Festival ticket process last week, allowing fans a limited window of time to register their details before the 2014 ticket resale, expected to take place in late April.

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